The District of Squamish says it is saddened and disappointed to learn that Quest University Canada will suspend academic programming at the end of this academic year.
In a statement, District said the uniqueness and presence of the University was cherished by the District, and its close ties with the community have been important contributors to the community. District said it is hopeful there will be more funding options so future operations can continue.
“The District has been aware of the challenges that Quest has faced and has appreciated the ongoing efforts of the Board of Governors to keep the municipality apprised. The District will be reflecting on what possible steps the municipality may be able to take in the wake of this announcement,” the statement said.
“On behalf of my Council colleagues and staff, we extend our best wishes to the Quest community and know how difficult this must be for the administration, students and faculty,” says Mayor Armand Hurford. “We have held the belief that Quest is an incredibly unique and special organization for more than 20 years, and it is difficult and disappointing to learn of this next step in the journey. We remain hopeful, and at the same time, will be discussing the District’s interests in this next chapter.”